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Melania Trump leads new round of White House firing and fury

In this White House, no one knows when the ax will fall or who will be swinging it.A new day of firin...

Former Navy captain pleads guilty to ghostwriting 'Fat Leonard' emails

A former US Navy captain has pleaded guilty to criminal conflict of interest charges after it emerged that h...

Does Nancy Pelosi have the votes to become Speaker?

The Lead political panel discusses.

Anti-Pelosi Democrats issue warning: She won't have the votes

Two Democrats leading the rebellion against Nancy Pelosi were bullish Tuesday evening about their efforts to...

Trump nominates retired Gen. John Abizaid as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump will nominate retired Gen. John Abizaid, the former head of US Central Command, as th...

President Trump to announce support for criminal justice overhaul proposal

President Donald Trump is expected to throw his support behind bipartisan criminal justice legislation durin...

Former Christie lawyer grilled on Bridgegate ties in Judiciary nomination hearing

A former top lawyer to Chris Christie who counseled the then-New Jersey governor ...

Graham says he 'totally' will investigate the FBI's handling of Russia and Clinton probes

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he will investigate how the FBI handled the investigations into Russia...

Trump doesn't trust US vote counting. Do you?

A constant of undemocratic governments is elections that defy logic and belief. Vladimir Putin, for instance...

Who is Mira Ricardel and why did Melania Trump want her fired?

Mira Ricardel barely lasted seven months as deputy national security adviser before First Lady Melania Trump...

Melania Trump's hidden hand just became not so hidden

Melania Trump is, without question, the most enigmatic and least-known first lady in modern memory. She is d...

Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to decide on a 2020 presidential bid no later than Februa...

CIA explored using potential truth serum drug for post 9/11 interrogations

The CIA explored using a drug it believed could act like a truth serum to interrogate prisoners about possib...

McSally emerges as potential replacement for Kyl in Senate

For Rep. Martha McSally, there may be ...

Cheney on torture report: 'It worked' (2014)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney doubled-down on his defense of the extreme interrogation techniques used by the CIA .

Sen. Nelson files lawsuits challenging FL laws

Sen. Bill Nelson's campaign and the Democratic Party's Senate campaign arm sued in federal court to lift the deadlines on the statewide recount taking place in Florida, arguing that they are "arbitrary" and "impose a severe burden ... on the right to vote." CNN's Ryan Nobles reports.

Grassley downplays concerns over Whitaker

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley downplayed concerns raised by Democrats on multiple fronts about conflicts of interest involving acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker or that Whitaker might interfere in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Even in the Senate, 2018 looks like other wave years for Democrats

Some Republicans will argue that 2018 wasn't a wave for Democrats because they expanded their Senate majorit...

Top Judiciary Democrat demands answers as party prepares for majority

In a letter Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee top Democrat ...

US, UN warn against Rohingya repatriation plan

The United States and United Nations' top human rights official have expressed concern at a plan to repatria...

WH aide to exit after Melania pushed for ouster

CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports that the White House will fire deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, according to a White House official. This comes after Melania Trump pushed for the ouster. It was not immediately clear when she would officially make her exit.

Julián Castro courts potential donors, staff ahead of likely 2020 run

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro has ramped up his outreach to possible donors ...

Betsy DeVos sued again over delays in student debt relief

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was hit with another lawsuit Tuesday claiming she failed to cancel studen...

14 key political trends from the 2018 exit polls

It's been a week since the 2018 election. And ...

Nelson: Scott should recuse himself

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) reacts to the Florida recount, saying that every legal ballot should be counted, and calling on his opponent, Florida Governor Rick Scott, to remove himself from the recount process.

Nelson campaign seeks to lift Florida recount deadlines

Sen. Bill Nelson's campaign and the Democratic Party's Senate campaign arm sued in federal court on Tuesday ...

Texas border troops' future unclear as initial task nears completion

The approximately 1,300 US troops on the Texas southern border are expected to finish their assigned task of...

Melania calls for top WH aide to be fired

First lady Melania Trump, through a statement released by her spokeswoman, pushed for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel CNN's Kate Bennett reports.

Trump nominates Kavanaugh seat replacement

During the Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya at the White House, President Trump annouced that he's nominating Neomi Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, to replace Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trump celebrates Diwali at the White House

President Donald Trump took part in an event celebrating Diwali Tuesday at the White House alongside several...

Ocasio-Cortez spends her first day on Capitol Hill protesting climate change in Pelosi's office

New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid her first visit to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Capitol ...

Key Senate Republican downplays concerns over Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Tuesday downplayed concerns raised by Democrats on multiple fron...

Trump nominates Neomi Rao to replace Kavanaugh on DC Circuit

President Donald Trump announced during a Diwali ceremonial lighting ceremony at the White House Tuesday tha...

National security aide headed for exit after clash with Melania Trump's office

A feud with the first lady's office is expected to cost a senior national security adviser her job after she...

Georgia election officials ordered to review thousands of provisional ballots

A federal judge has blocked the Georgia secretary of state from certifying election results before Friday, a...

Adviser says Bernie Sanders' wife cleared in college land deal investigation

A top adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that the Vermont independent's wife, Jane Sanders, has bee...

Hate crimes increased by 17% in 2017, FBI report finds

Hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased by about 17% last year compared to ...

'Time is running out': Former Hill staffers urge Congress to pass stalled sexual harassment legislation

As lawmakers return to Washington after the midterms, a group of former Capitol Hill staffers is calling for...

Trump lawyers could submit answers to Mueller in coming days, source says

President Donald Trump met again with his lawyers on Monday to go over a series of written questions from sp...

The chances of seeing Donald Trump's tax returns just went WAY up

When Democrats take control of the House in early 2019, one of the first things they are likely to go after ...

US, China revive trade talks ahead of Argentina meeting, Ross says

American and Chinese negotiators have revived trade talks in the hopes of reaching a draft agreement before ...

Ocasio-Cortez breaks with Cuomo and de Blasio on Amazon welcome

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won't take office until January, but the progressive firebrand is already casting h...

White House digging in on selection of Matt Whitaker as temporary replacement for Sessions

President Donald Trump and White House officials are digging in on the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as ac...

Lewinsky says she hopes new documentary will ensure her experience 'never happens to another young person'

Monica Lewinsky said Monday that she decided to participate in a new documentary series about her infamous 1...

Justice Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for work after fall

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back working at the Supreme Court building in her chambers, the court's publi...

Top House Democrat on intel panel warns Whitaker over Mueller probe

The likely incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is warning acting Attorney General Matthew ...

Here's the real reason Martha McSally conceded the Arizona Senate race before all the votes were counted

The image was decidedly odd -- and sort of nice.Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally, curled up on ...

Florida Recount: The State of Play

A recount is underway in Florida for the ...

Trump issues delayed broadside against Macron

President Donald Trump launched a scathing new broadside Tuesday against a onetime friend, French President ...

How Senate Democrats lost the battle but won the war in the 2018 election

One week ago, Senate Democrats looked to have been routed -- or close to it -- by their Republican counterpa...

Maryland argues Rosenstein, not Whitaker, should be acting attorney general

Maryland's Attorney General on Tuesday filed papers asking a federal judge to replace Matthew Whitaker as ac...

GOP lawmaker: I was disgusted by Trump attacks

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) slams President Trump for calling out Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) for pulling away from Trump during her re-election bid.

Florida election supervisor at center of GOP attacks has history of controversy

Republicans in Florida and nationally who are trying to paint the statewide recount as a Democratic effort t...

GOP lawmaker 'disgusted' by Trump for mocking House reps

GOP Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Tuesday he was "very disgusted" by President Donald Trump for mocking ...

Around-the-clock recount underway in Florida races

CNN's Ryan Nobles reports from where Leon County is recounting ballots.

Rep. Wasserman Schultz: Trump response to Florida recount 'grossly irresponsible'

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D) Florida, discusses the Florida recount with CNN's Jim Sciutto.

Former Army paratrooper declares run for 2020

Richard Ojeda, a state senator from West Virginia, announces his run for the US presidency in 2020.

Trump eyes replacements for Kelly, Nielsen and others

President Donald Trump has been eyeing potential replacements for several senior positions in his administra...

Justice Department expected to issue legal opinion defending Whitaker appointment

The Justice Department is expected to issue an opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel on Tuesday that will...

2018 rewrote the main rule of US politics

So much for the old rule that all politics is local.The ...

Incoming freshmen face pressure over Pelosi promise

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi raised millions for a select group of candidates who were instrumental in...

Pelosi: 'I want women to see that you do not get pushed around'

Back home in Baltimore's Little Italy, Rep. Nancy Pelosi opens up about her political roots, how motherhood prepared her for politics, and how women wield power differently than men.

Nancy Pelosi: 'I want women to see that you do not get pushed around'

In many ways, Nancy Pelosi is the original Badass Woman of Washington.There are the obvious reasons, ...

Trump, Democrats dig battle lines over new era of investigations

Donald Trump just co-opted a new buzz phrase he hopes will define the next two years in politics: "President...

New York Times: White House balances a complicated dynamic between Melania and Ivanka Trump

White House aides face a complicated dynamic in managing the activities of the first lady and first daughter...

2018 midterms update: What has changed since election night

The state of play in key races has shifted since ...

Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will win Arizona's US Senate race, defeating Republican Rep. Martha McSally and flipping a seat that had been in GOP hands for 24 years.

Trump cheered Senate victory; so did supremacists

As President Donald Trump calls himself "a nationalist," there are signs that his stance is inspiring white supremacists and other fringe groups who spread hate. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Images show hidden N. Korea missile bases

New commercial satellite images have identified more than a dozen undeclared North Korean missile operating bases, another sign that Pyongyang is continuing to move forward with its ballistic missile program amid indications that talks with the US have stalled in recent months.

Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will win Arizona's US Senate race, defeating Republican Rep. Martha McSally and flipping a seat that had been in GOP hands for 24 years.

Swalwell: Whitaker hired to 'kill' Russia probe

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) argues that President Trump's new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was brought on because of his views of the Russia investigation.

Montana group uses fly fishing to help vets

Warriors & Quiet Waters, a nonprofit group based in Bozeman, Montana, is helping wounded veterans discuss mental health issues by using fly fishing.

Roger Stone associate: I expect to be indicted

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi said he expects to be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for "giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury."

Recounts for razor-thin Florida midterm races

The Florida secretary of state announced that the razor-thin races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner will be reviewed in a series of recounts, which were triggered because the margins in all three contests are under 0.5%.

Democrats flip Arizona US Senate seat with Sinema victory

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will win ...

Richard Ojeda launches presidential bid after losing House race

Richard Ojeda, the former congressional candidate who lost his 2018 bid as a Democrat in southern West Virgi...

Trump says he's not a racist. That's not how white nationalists see it

White supremacists are saying they were winners in last week's midterm elections.They were already em...

US and China reportedly resume trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

The United States and China have restarted talks on trade ahead of a meeting between their two leaders later...

Satellite images reveal hidden North Korean missile bases

New commercial satellite images released Monday have identified more than a dozen undeclared North Korean mi...

Defeated GOP congressman blames McCain for House flipping

A Republican unseated in the midterm elections last week has come out with an op-ed blaming the late Arizona...

Senators, Kushner prepare to launch sentencing overhaul push in lame duck session

White House officials and a bipartisan group of senators are mounting an ambitious effort to push criminal j...

Florida judge admonishes both sides to 'ramp down the rhetoric' as recount heats up

As Republicans seek to cast doubt on the election process in Florida, and Democrats level increasingly heate...

Why Kamala Harris is the new Democratic frontrunner

If there's one lesson Democrats should learn from the 2018 election, it's this: Their base wants to make his...

Karl Rove is right

Say what you will about Karl Rove -- and people say all sorts of things -- but his political track record ma...

Here's why Hillary Clinton 4.0 is a terrible idea

On Sunday, two former advisers to Hillary Clinton made a bold claim in a...

Florida county hit by hurricane accepted votes by email and fax, contrary to state rules

Some voters in a North Florida county hit hard by Hurricane Michael submitted their ballots by fax and email...

This year saw the most people in immigration detention since 2001

Immigration authorities have detained a record number of undocumented immigrants this past year, according t...

Trump braces for Democrat-led investigations

In the days since the fracturing of the Republican majority on power in Washington, President Donald Trump has challenged political order across a broad front. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

The Trump administration, advocates await next move in asylum lawsuit

Immigration advocates who filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration's asylum ban are waiting ...

Hillary Clinton: 'I'd like to be president'

Hillary Clinton said that she would still like to be President, but when asked if she will run in 2020, she said no.

What you should know about Florida's vote recount

The Florida secretary of state announced Saturday afternoon that the razor-thin races for ...

Images show hidden missile sites in N. Korea

New commercial satellite images have identified more than a dozen undeclared North Korean missile operating bases, another sign that Pyongyang is continuing to move forward with its ballistic missile program amid indications that talks with the US have stalled in recent months.

What Donald Trump's fact-free claims about elections in Florida and Arizona tell us about 2020

President Donald Trump spent the weekend in Paris, but his Twitter feed is evidence that he kept a close eye...

Associate of Roger Stone says he expects to be indicted by Mueller

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi said Monday he expects to be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller f...

Dan Crenshaw explains choice to go on 'SNL': 'Let's start on a path' out of political divisiveness

Republican Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw said Monday that he had appeared on "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday in ...

Trump does not want more relief funding sent to Puerto Rico

White House officials have told congressional leaders and appropriators that President Donald Trump does not...

House Democrat calls Matt Whitaker 'an assassin' hired to 'kill' Russia investigation

Rep. Eric Swalwell called acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker an "assassin" hired by President Donald Trum...

Recount begins in razor-thin Florida races

CNN's Harry Enten takes a look at the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races in Florida.

Hagel: Trump let down our veterans and country

Former Obama-era Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said that President Donald Trump "let down our veterans" by skipping an event honoring American troops killed in France during World War I, citing weather concerns.

Pelosi opponents, detractors battle it out in dueling letters

A group of Democrats determined to unseat Nancy Pelosi will circulate a letter this week, collecting signatu...

In Montana, group uses fly fishing to help vets

For a few hours on a sun-soaked autumn morning, Dan McGuinness stands ankle-deep in Montana's idyllic Sixtee...

Fact-checking Trump's false claims about Arizona and Florida elections

President Donald Trump has made several false claims about the ballot-counting processes in both Florida and...

Video diaries show residents fleeing fires

Three deadly wildfires in California are destroying structures and forcing thousands to evacuate.

Hagel says Trump 'let down our country' by skipping cemetery visit

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that President Donald Trump's decision to not attend a cere...

Michelle Obama opens up on Trump's inauguration

In an ABC special promoting her new memoir, former first lady Michelle Obama reveals she couldn't pretend to be happy on President Trump's inauguration day, saying "I stopped even trying to smile."

Nancy Pelosi calls on House Democrats to 'be unified' as speaker race looms

With House leadership races and an election to determine who will be the next speaker of the House of Repres...

Did the White House really create 6.3 million new jobs?

In the middle of the busy week before the midterm elections, the White House held an ...

US-backed offensive against ISIS to resume after pause

The US-backed ground offensive against some of ISIS's final strongholds in Syria is set to resume...

Michelle Obama in her own words

Former first lady Michelle Obama opens up with ABC's Robin Roberts on her infertility, relationship with her husband and her time in the White House.

Espy calls public hanging comments 'harmful'

Democratic candidate for US Senate in Mississippi Mike Espy says comments by his opponent Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) about public hanging are tone deaf.

Biden chides 'demeaning' nature of politics

Former Vice President Joe Biden lamented the "demeaning" nature of today's politics while presenting an award to President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush.

Rick Scott campaign to file multiple lawsuits

Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott's campaign is filing three lawsuits against county election officials as a recount has gotten underway in the Senate contest between himself and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

Macron on Trump cemetery controversy

The French President tells Fareed why he wasn't disappointed Trump did not visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery with him.

GOP Mississippi senator facing criticism over comment about 'public hanging'

Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith joked about going "front row" to a "public hanging" in a video ...

Georgia Democrats, Abrams' campaign files lawsuit to challenge rejection of votes

The Georgia Democratic Party and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams' campaign filed a ...

Sinema's lead in Arizona grows as some GOP officials distance themselves from Trump's claims of misconduct

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's lead over Republican Rep. Martha McSally in Arizona's Senate race grew Sund...

Nadler: Alleged hush payments 'might' be impeachable

In an interview with Jake Tapper, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler says it "might" be impeachable if Trump was involved in hush money payments

Koch network wants to 'bring government together' after Democrats score big wins

Faced with the new reality of a divided government in Washington, leaders of the influential conservative ne...

Florida AG 'deeply troubled' law enforcement not probing election issues after no criminal allegations referred by state

Florida Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi issued a pair of letters Sunday taking issue with the lack of ...

French President Macron: "Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism"

President Trump joined world leaders in Paris to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. At the ceremony, President Macron of France delivered a rebuke of Trump's "America First" agenda.

MAGIC WALL: Florida begins recount in razor-thin Governor, Senate races

Controversy over ballots cast in Palm Beach and Broward counties has led to Trump tweeting of "election theft" as officials report of zero cases of voter fraud.

Chairman Graham? Trump ally may take over Judiciary

Lindsey Graham is poised to take over the Judiciary Committee, Utah approves two liberal ballot measures, a pink wave on Capitol Hill could mean changes to the halls of Congress, and why President Trump may be back on the campaign trail a lot sooner than you think. It's all on Inside Politics.

Rick Scott's campaign announces three more election lawsuits

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is filing three lawsuits against county election officials as a recount h...

White House says Trump sat with Putin, Macron and Merkel at lunch, discussed key issues

President Donald Trump discussed several key issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President ...

Rick Scott's lawyer 'fully expecting' recount in Florida Senate race

The lawyer for Senate candidate Rick Scott said Friday that the Florida Republican's team is fully anticipat...

Rep. Jerry Nadler says hush payments 'might very well be an impeachable offense'

New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler said Sunday that if President Donald Trump is found to have violated c...

Schumer: Democrats could tie Mueller protection measure to must-pass legislation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that Democrats could tie a measure to protect special couns...

'It's impossible' to finish recount by deadline, Palm Beach county election supervisor says

The election overseer for a critical county in Florida confirmed to CNN on Sunday what observers in both par...

Biden bemoans 'how demeaning' politics has become

Former Vice President Joe Biden lamented the "demeaning" nature of today's politics while presenting an awar...

What Schumer plans to do about Whitaker

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tells CNN's Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointment of Matthew Whitaker will "create a constitutional crisis."

Macron warns of the perils of nationalism

President Macron warns of the perils of nationalism during a speech commemorating the end of World War I.

Florida county collects uncounted ballots left in a mail facility

The elections board in Florida's Miami-Dade County has collected a set of mysterious ballots in the Opa-lock...

Kellyanne Conway says her husband's criticism of Whitaker appointment 'not relevant'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that her husband's views on President Donald Trump's appo...

Cupp: History replete with greedy presidents

CNN's SE Cupp criticized President Donald Trump, as well as former presidents, for attacking the rule of law and the Constitution.

Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth, among others

The Great Bambino, the King of Rock and Roll, and the former leader of "America's Team" are among those set ...

Chairman Graham? Trump ally might take over Senate Judiciary Committee

Here are the stories our top political reporters are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast...

Whitaker ran conservative group funded by dark money

Before he became Jeff Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker worked as the executive director of the Fou...

It is impossible to ignore the defection of women voters away from the GOP

Almost every subgroup of women in CNN's national exit...

Rep. Nadler: First person we will summon is acting AG Matthew Whitaker

The likely incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday that the first witness the panel w...

Andrew Gillum withdraws his concession

Democrat Andrew Gillum withdrew his concession to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor's race, hours after the secretary of state announced a recount of their race and two others.

3 Florida races head to recount

More than three days after the polls closed in Florida, the secretary of state announced that the razor-thin races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner will be reviewed in a series of recounts.

Sinema's lead over McSally increases in Arizona Senate race

Arizona Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's lead over her Republican opponent, Rep. Martha McSally, for US Sena...

Here's when key Florida counties will begin their recount efforts

A handful of key counties in Florida have announced when they will start their machine recounts of ballots i...

Florida vote count controversy - again

Is the Florida election mess the result of nefarious conduct or ineptitude? Can it be fixed? And how will this end?

Florida recounts begin as tensions escalate across state

The counting is over. Now, the recounting begins.More than three days after the polls closed in Flori...

Trump: I agree we need a strong Europe

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a bilateral meeting in Paris shortly after the US President picked a fight over European defense.

Trump properties received $3.2 million during midterms, FEC records show

Campaigns and PACs spent at least $3.2 million at Trump-owned and branded properties throughout the two-year...

Andrew Gillum withdraws concession as Florida recount begins

Democrat Andrew Gillum withdrew his concession to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in the Florida governo...

The Florida recount is now official. Here's how it will work.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced on Saturday that three statewide races in Florida would hea...

Whitaker's controversial past with Iowa senator

When Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy learned Donald Trump had appointed Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney general of the United States, he was aghast -- he believes Whitaker was behind a politically motivated prosecution that was personally "devastating" to him. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

READ: Florida secretary of state announces recounts for 3 races

Florida's secretary of state on Saturday ...

READ: Florida secretary of state announces recounts for 3 races

Florida's secretary of state on Saturday announced recounts in the narrow contests for governor, senato...

WSJ: Evidence shows Trump played role in hush money payments

A report by The Wall Street Journal says federal prosecutors have gathered evidence that shows President Donald Trump played a central role in hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. CNN's MJ Lee reports.

Rick Scott's lawyer defends fraud claims

CNN's Kate Bolduan presses Gov. Rick Scott's lawyer Bill Scherer for evidence on Scott's claim that Democrats are trying to "steal the election" in Florida.

What we know about the discrepancy in votes out of Broward County

A discrepancy in the number of votes cast for governor and senator in Florida in Broward County is raising q...

Democrats vow to ramp up the pressure on Pompeo

Armed with the power to set the agenda and, if needed, issue subpoenas, House Democrats plan to ramp up the ...

How Kellyanne Conway's husband became an issue for President Trump

On Friday morning, this exchange happened between President Donald Trump and the White House press corps:...

Whitaker said he supports state's rights to nullify federal law

Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general, has said that states have the right to nullify federal la...

Wolf: Disgusting how Trump treats journalists

Following President Trump's verbal attack on CNN's White House correspondent Abby Phillip, Wolf Blitzer states that Trump has a clear pattern of insulting black female journalists.

Trump, Macron gloss over differences in France after rough start

US President Donald Trump began his 48-hour visit to Paris on Saturday meeting with his host, French Preside...

Trump backpedals on knowing Matt Whitaker

President Trump says he doesn't know acting attorney general Matt Whitaker despite calling him a "great guy" one month prior on Fox News.

Whitaker's link to a 'scam' company that was shut down by the government

Matthew Whitaker, the acting US attorney general, was on the advisory board of a Florida company that was sh...

The midterms show Trump does not defy political gravity

First things first: The theme song of the week is ...

Billionaires helped Democrats win. Do they stand a chance in 2020?

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Starbucks ex-chief executive Howard Schultz. San Francisco hedge-fu...

Trump slams George Conway: You mean 'Mr. Kellyanne ...'

President Donald Trump fires back at George Conway following his op-ed in the New York Times calling Matt Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general "unconstitutional" and "illegal."

WSJ: Draft indictment detailed Trump's role in hush money scheme

Federal prosecutors prepared a detailed 80-page indictment against Michael Cohen that outlined President Don...

Democrats are in. Sessions is out. Here's what that means for immigration

Two major developments this week stand to change the conversation when it comes to US immigration policy....

Rosenstein: Whitaker a superb choice

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was a "superb choice" to replace Jeff Sessions. CNN's Laura Jarret reports.

Trump jets to Paris, leaving political tumult behind

Sullen and combative after an electoral humbling, ...

Trump spars with Macron as Air Force One lands in France

President Donald Trump picked a fight with French President Emmanuel Macron over European defense just as Ai...

Trump pushes back at Michelle Obama

President Donald Trump pushed ...

Trump's crying fraud, but elections aren't over in a day anymore

President Donald Trump and Republicans in key states are pushing the idea that Democrats are trying to steal...

2018 was a WAY better election for Democrats than most people seem to think

Around 11 p.m., ET on Election Day 2018, the conventional wisdom congealed: Voters had delivered a split dec...

US to stop air refueling of Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The US will no longer refuel Saudi aircraft conducting strike missions over Yemen, US and Saudi officials sa...

Judge rules county must turn over voting records

Following an emergency hearing, Broward County District Court Judge Carol Lisa Phillips ruled that the county's Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must hand over voting records requested by Rick Scott's campaign.

Whitaker's controversial prosecution of a gay Democrat

When Iowa state Sen. Matt McCoy learned Donald Trump had appointed Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney ge...

WSJ: Evidence shows Trump played role in hush money payments

A report by The Wall Street Journal says federal prosecutors have gathered evidence that shows President Donald Trump played a central role in hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

Gillibrand says she's considering 2020 run

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said in an interview with Stephen Colbert that she would give the idea of running for president in 2020 a "long, hard" consideration.

Trump downplays ties to acting AG handpicked by White House

On Friday, Trump told reporters, "I don't know" Matt Whitaker. Yet in an interview with Fox News last month, the President explicitly said, "I know Matt Whitaker." He added that Whitaker is "a great guy."

Sessions realized too late that Whitaker was auditioning for his job

When things were particularly bad between President Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general's c...

MAGIC WALL: Florida braces for recounts in Senate and Governor races

Broward County is still counting ballots, and its election supervisor is unable to say how many more votes are out there.

Toobin says 'racial dimension' to Trump's attacks on black female journalists

CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Friday criticized President Donald Trump for his recent attacks on...

Midterm election week in review: Recapping a week like a month

HOLY CRAP WHAT A WEEK.And no, my "caps lock" key wasn't accidentally on. (OR WAS IT?)We had a ...

Family apprehensions at southern border hit record monthly high

Apprehensions of families illegally crossing into the US from Mexico reached a record monthly high in Octobe...

Judge in family separations case: 'We're approaching the end of reunification'

The reunification process for undocumented immigrant families the US government separated at the southern bo...

Trump to CNN reporter: What a stupid question

President Trump tells CNN's Abby Phillip that she "asks a lot of stupid questions" in response to her inquiry during a press gaggle.

Rosenstein calls Whitaker a 'superb' choice for acting attorney general

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday hailed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as a "super...

Tracking House leadership races: Here's who wants to lead the next Congress

A leadership shakeup is coming to the House of Representatives after Democrats ...

17 black women elected as judges in one Texas county make history

Seventeen black women made history Tuesday night in winning judicial seats in Harris County, Texas.Th...

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